Helicopter scrambled over Brighton and Hove in search for stolen motorbike

Posted On 12 Mar 2018 at 11:25 am

A motorbike stolen from Brighton was tracked to Hove and retrieved last night – but despite help from the police helicopter the thief got away.

Picture of NPAS Redhill by PC John Winter/Sussex Police

Thousands of people heard NPAS Redhill as it hovered over parts of central Brighton, Seven Dials and Hove last night, with some people in Hove also reporting hearing bangs.

The bike, which was fitted with a tracking device, was retrieved near Colbourne Road in Seven Dials.

A police spokesman said: “A police helicopter assisted in the successful retrieval of a motorcycle that had been stolen in Brighton on Sunday evening (March 11).

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“The Honda NSX was reported stolen from Hartington Road at 10.01pm and a tracking device fitted to it showed that it was still in the city.

“It was tracked to the Colborne Road area and a National Police Air Service helicopter was deployed in a bid to locate the taker, but the offender had apparently made off.

“Anyone with information about the theft is asked to report online at https://sussex.police.uk/appealresponse or call 101 quoting serial 1159 of 11/07.”

  1. Caroline Reply

    Seems like a huge amount of resources being spent on one motorbike to me.

    • rolf stammeijer Reply

      If it can stop the thieving, it is money well spent

  2. TrueDetective Reply

    Hartington Road? It’ll be one of three lads from Bevendean as usual. Police know who they are. Useless.

  3. Derik Palmer Reply

    I doubt it was scrambled just for a stolen motorbike d the cost would be prohibitive, but if it was already airborne and in the area then it a good use of resources in my opinion.

  4. Ian Rhodes Reply

    The cost is the issue? Usually followed by the phrase complex and difficult enquiry.

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